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-battered northeast. a victory for president obama. now he returns to washington to deal with a serious financial disaster. and dodging traffic. a nasty auto accident caught on tape along with a pedestrian who walked away from it. good morning everyone. i'm lynn berry, those stories and more on straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> if you can believe it, more mystery for residents in the northeast as a powerful nor'easter batters airs yas already hit hard by hurricane sandy. this storm is packing winds of over 60 miles per hour and dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. there are already reports of downed trees and power lines and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. katherine craig is braving the elements for us this morning. katherine? >> reporter: good morning from staten island, already hard hit by sandy. everyone is dealing with these piles of debris, a huge mound covered with snow as well. you drive through certain neighborhoods on staten island and this is the scene. you have stranded cars covered be snow, power lines covered with snow as well. half a foot
to avoid that fiscal cliff. tracy pots joins us from washington with all the details. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. a number of high level but individual meetings scheduled here today on capitol hill with really just a handful of lawmakers who could have a big impact on your paycheck. tim giter in and rob neighbors bring the deficit cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> reporter: negotiators are meeting with boehner and top democrats. they heard the plan wednesday at the white house. at least one thinks there could be a deal here. >> if i were involved in the negotiations like this and everybody was purporting to be where they are, i would say that an agreement is reachable. >> i'm hopeful. it wouldn't put me anywhere near optimistic. >> reporter: one conservative is suggesting that while negotiations continue, congress should stop tax rates going up on the middle class now. >> we're not going to raise taxes on those people. i think we should make that clear to everybody. >> reporter: bottom line, no deal yet. both sides are still talking. and both sides signalling that
numbers. details ahead. >>> meanwhile, washington was abuzz over avoiding the looming fiscal cliff. the president's lunch with mitt romney, the united nations note on palestine. all this as joe biden was christmas shopping. >>> and some amazing random acts of kindness. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselves and have their lives change forever. and there's also buzz about a potential code within the winning numbers. nbc's kerry sanders has that story. >> reporter: in tiny dearborn, missouri, where just about everyone knows everyone, the question is was it one of their own who bought a winning powerball ticket? >> it's exciting, very exciting. we never, ever thought that we would sell the winning ticket, and here it is. we did. >> reporter: folks in this farming community just off interstate 70 are now trying to figure out if the winning numbers were chosen with meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home of the royals baseball team. those winning lottery numbers? the
became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, "the washington post" quotes senior law enforcement officials as saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks a renewed focus on learning just how broadwell gained access to some classified files. meanwhile, jill kelley, who has given some impression that she has some kind of state department status that officials say she does not have, called police last weekend after news crews, including nbc, staked out her home and at one point invoked diplomatic-type privileges. >> i am an honorary consul-general, so i have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. >> so just who is jill kelley? her name has now come up in connection with two of the nation's top commanders. more now on her story from nbc's kristen welker. >> mrs. kelley, how are you doing? >> reporter: jill kelley was well known in social circles around tampa long before she became fodder for the tabloids of new york. she and husb
this? now on first look, temperatures in washington are simmering over details surrounding the 9/11 terror attack in benghazi as president obama stands up for his u.n. secretary against scathing criticism from republicans. all that while embattled former cia director david petraeus prepares to testify on capitol hill today. and breaking news from the middle east. as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians, this morning three israelis are killed. we'll have a live report coming up. first, good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. today, one scandal will give way to another in washington. david petraeus expected to testify in a closed door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to talk about his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that resulted in the death of christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous in september reached a boilin
from washington with all of those details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. as we track negotiations over the next few weeks, keep in mind that the key sticking point seems to be how do you get people who earn over $250,000 to contribute more? limit their deductions? close loopholes? or raise their tax rates? today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle-class family will owe uncle sam another $2,200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing that we can all agree on, that middle-class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that brudens the base and lowers rates. >> you don't raise rates, you just cap the amount of itemized deductions that t
and not a raid. the "washington post" reports that petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but was told to resign by national intelligence director james clapper on election day. it was nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the petraeus story and she has more. >> mrs. kelley, how are you doing? >> reporter: we learned what was in the harassing e-mails to jilt kelley, the family friend who volunteer work for military families at mcdill air force base brought her and her husband into contact with the petraeus and other generals. it was her call for help to the fbi that kicked off the investigation. >> the e-mails accuse kelley with improper socializing with generals in tampa, but also has references of comings and goings of general petraeus. >> kelley's brother says his sister was a victim. >> my sister, number one, is a mother. she has three kids. extremely dedicated to those kids. number two, she's a wife and extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have access to petraeus' classified schedule? the computer trail led to petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. a military reserv
. tracie potts is in washington with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. and in that speech, and it will be a speech because there will be no questions, we're told, from the white house, the president will urge congress to do one thing immediately. extend the bush tax cuts. that means your tax rate would not go up as of january 1st. beyond that, it's still vague. we're told he won't pitch a specific plan but he will urge congress, republicans and democrats, to cooperate to avoid that fiscal cliff andrea was just talking about. we will also hear today before the president from house speaker john boehner on what republicans are willing to do, how far they're willing to go. as you heard yesterday, he talked about possible tax revenue but conservatives say, and he later clarified in that interview, he was not talking about raising taxes on the wealthy, which is what the president proposed. what the republicans want to do is implement pro-growth policies. if the economy grows, people are making more money and that will create more tax revenue. lynn. >>
, who in washington knew about it and when they were told. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boilen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he spoke to him twice this weekend. and said his former pass boss is remorseful. >> in his words, he screwed up. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news, that they interviewed petraeus in october. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like, a lightning bolt. this is something that
of washington. the glover park group whose experts also follow dede myers after she enlisted crisis manager judy smith. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is trying to win back love of republicans after commending president obama during superstorm sandy. the new york times reports christie got a frosty reception this weekend at republican governors meeting in las vegas. christie said he's not going to apologize for doing his job. >>> the mayor of newark new jersey, cory booker, is considering living off nothing more than food stamps for up to a month. he made that challenge to someone on twitter to someone who challenged government's nutrition. >>> we are looking for another four years to do even more. >>> in nevada where prostitution is legal in some areas, the owner of the mustang ranch brothel has been elected to serve as county commissioner. all right. this is the first such achievement for a brothel owner in state history. >>> wall street kicks off this week with the dow at 12,795 after jumping 207 points yesterday. the s&p climbed 27. the nasdaq went up 62. >>> overseas markets were do
and other food to people in need in washington d.c. >>> in other areas, president obama's daughters helped in the traditional pardon for the who is traditional turkey. >>> after the election, he joked about life is all about second chances. after this november, i couldn't agree more. now, here's your first look at this morning, dish of scrambled politics. >>> a wild scene at a city council meeting in newark, new jersey, audience members tried to rush the stage and people used pepper spray to restore order. it broke out after mayor cory booker made an unprecedented appearance casting a deciding vote for a new council member. >>> down at the shore we have seen these incredible images of of a roller coaster washed away by superstorm sandy. but get this. the mayor says he wants to keep it in place because it's stable enough that it would make, in his words, a great tourist attraction. >>> former director of the cia, david petraeus david petraeus is fighting cabin fever after his downfall and considering offers of book deals and maybe even a spot on television. >>> it is the first real hurdle f
house says the focus on rice is about washington politics. >> people are more interested in talking points from a sunday show than they are about finding out what happened in benghazi. >> reporter: that attack now a front line for a political battle on capitol hill. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> elsewhere, the tampa socialite caught up in the scandal involving david petraeus is going on the offensive. after two weeks of silence, kelley's lawyer has released e-mails designed to prove she never acted inappropriately. one letter demands to know who in the government leaked kelley's name to the media after she received e-mail from paula broadwell. meantime the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen has been narrowed down to between 60 and 70 messages that according to a defense official, quote, bear a fair amount of scrutiny. >>> on a much lighter night, tonight is the night when someone could win the largest power ball jackpot in history. it's $500 million and counting. lottery officials say with brisk sales, the estimated jackpot could rise again bef
's tracie potts has all those details from washington. tracy, good morning. >> lynn, one of the latest national polls out there give president obama just a 1%age point lead nationally. that is a tie. the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president obama's back on the campaign trail today. new nbc poll show him ahead by six in iowa, three in wisconsin, and two in new hampshire. but this week he focused on new jersey. >> we're not going to tolerate red patape. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival chris christie. >> i can not thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. there will be some folks who criticize me for complimenting him. well, you know what? i speak the truth. >> reporter: the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. he's not a scary, socialist person. he is somebody who can be trusted. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to
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have set backs when it keeping waterways confined. a washington community was flooded after a beaver dam gave way. a deluge of water caused road closures and damage to at least one home. the homeowner had complained about the dam to county officials before it ruptured. and was told the army corps of engineers had been notified. >>> now let's get to your money. stocks edged higher monday. looking back the dow gained 3.3% on election day 2008. another note, historically the dow and the s&p have both performed about 30% better under democratic ppts than republicans. a federal judge threw out a patent suit hours before trial. tesla jumped 9% as it ramps you have production of the sedans. american suzuki filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. nike is reportedly in final talks to sell its shoe brand to a private equity firm for $500 million. phillips 66 has a major gas refinery will remain idle for two to three weeks for sandy-related repairs. >>> good news. whole frozen turkeys cost only about five cents more than two years ago. anheuser-busch is asking paramount to remove the bud logo of the m
light but you're fine in washington, d.c. but heading over the chesapeake into southern portions of maryland and delaware, you may see a few rain showers this morning. but that's it. rain-free forecast. the airports look great and driving conditions are ideal. 65 in dallas will be nice. in the 40s through the northern plains and much of florida looks good and even looking ahead to the weekend it's almost like one of the broken record forecasts, just day after day looks very much the same. i think you have a little more sunshine tomorrow in areas of the east and probably will make it feel nice. 60s dominate the map even into sunday. normally i don't give away the entire forecast but we have the thanksgiving travel forecast to come. >> bill, thanks. >>> coming up, the justice department brings down the hammer on b pchp over the oil s. >>> plus, 15 days after the storm, president obama returns to survey the damage and to lend some much needed emotional support. >>> plus, why vice president joe biden is moonlighting with amy poehler. you're watches "first look" on msnbc. [ male annou
of the east, especially in new england. windchills are in the 20s as far south as washington, d.c. pretty much areawide from the great lakes to new england, we're in the 20s. and the windchill today, there will be sunshine out there. we'll get back up into the 40s. very much like what you saw on saturday and sunday. if you're in the shade, definitely colder, in the sun it feels all right. here's where it gets interesting is on tuesday. light rain for d.c., but we could mix in snowflakes, west virginia, pennsylvania, new york and philadelphia. especially in the suburbs. it will happen during the daylight. a slushy inch or two is possible tuesday. areas from north of philly and north and west of new york city. >> all right, bill, thanks so much. >>> justin bieber called, quote, white trash for what he wore in a photo while meeting a vip. we'll show it to you. >>> plus, the rolling stones kick off a handful of 50th anniversary concerts. details next. entertainment straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ cat 1 ] i am not a vegetarian... look at these teeth! they're made for meat!
in washington. he was under investigation for violating policy by having a long-standing relationship with a woman from mexico without telling the secret service. >>> well, on thursday night football, san diego quarterback philip rivers connected on a career best 98% of his passes including two touchdowns as the chargers pounded the kansas city chiefs 31-13. >>> and only one game in the nba. the spurs edged the oklahoma city thunder 86-84. >>> now over to wall street where u.s. and asian markets were given a good boost. the dow climbed 136 points. the s&p jumped 15. the nasdaq rose 42. tokyo and hong kong finish the the week with with the nikkei gaining 104 points and the hang seng jumping 289. >>> traders and voters are watching for any surprises from today's october employment report. should be the last one before the election. expectations are about 125,000 jobs were added. that should keep the unemployment rate at 7.8%. >>> a slew of upbeat data drove thursday's momentum, including positive reports on consumers, retail, auto sales, and manufacturing. >>> well, it has been a rough
of the troublesome weather today is out in the northwest. that's where the large storm is. washington state, northern california. you'll have the worst weather today and for much of the week. wednesday, the busy travel day, it continues to be the same weather pattern. everywhere east of the rockies, mostly sunny if not completely sunny skies. mild temperatures. troublesome weather on wednesday. busy travel day. maybe seattle airport into portland. for thanksgiving day, a few showers into the middle of the country. for all the parades and everything else throughout the country, looks very nice. >> good news. thanks, bill. >>> as you know, it is thanksgiving week and it 'tis the season to travel. airports and highways will be packed with millions of people to get away. one of the busiest places will be o'hare airport in chicago. that's where we find nbc's jay gray who is live there this morning with a closer look. jay, has it started already? >> reporter: good morning, veronica. unfortunately, it has. officially underway the thanksgiving travel week. take a look, the lines already forming at the tsa co
in tata's care died while she left the kids alone to go shopping. >>> next to washington, d.c., and the sister of petraeus whistle-blower jill kelley went public for the first time with attorney gloria allred by her side. natalie khawam stood by as allred read various statements about natalie's character and said that her client shared a social relationship with the petraeus family. >>> and finally by a vote of 6-5, san francisco supervisors voted to ban public nudity in the city's castro district. violaters face a $100 fine, but people can still be naked on special event days such as gay pride or the folsom street fair. >>> all right, how about some sports? carmelo anthony went on a scoring binge with 29 points in a 102-80 victory over new orleans. the knicks have eight wins and only one loss. >>> former knicks coach mike d'antoni made his debut of the new coach of the los angeles lakers. in the closing minute kobe bryant drove to the basket and was fouled. they beat the nets 95-90. >> in college basketball rodney clark gave unranked butler a stunning upset of number nine n
-19. >>> redskins quarterback robert griffin iii put on a show connecting on four touchdown passes and washington held off a late rally to beat the dallas cowboys, 38-31. >>> in overtime, houston's field goal with just over two minutes left gave the texans a 34-31 victory over detroit. this was the lion's ninth straight loss on thanksgiving day. >>> to college football -- texas rivals faced off as tcu upset the number 16 texas longhorns by capitalizing on four turnovers for a 20-13 win. >>> some sad news to report from puerto rico. doctors declared boxer hector macho camacho clinically brain dead from a gunshot to the face tuesday. he will be removed from life support on saturday. >>> and coming up -- "red dawn redux." it was the soviets that invaded america last time. this time a little controversy of the bad guys. we'll have your entertainment straight ahead. >>> plus -- just 12 short years ago it was billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster. but no more. we'll tell you why. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. i love how clean and healthy my mouth is right now. i wish i could
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